Central Magnet School Newsletter
March 9, 2020
Working 9 to 5!
Come see the High School Drama Department's
production of:
9 to 5 the Musical 
March 12-14th @ 7:00pm 
March 15th @ 2:00pm
Starring: Skye Dupree, Kenedi Chriske, Emma Wayne, Edward Alvarado-Cruz, Tom Smith, and Kaelyn Thurmond

Mar 8, 2020 - Daylight Saving Time Started as we turned our clocks ahead one hour.

The United States first observed Daylight Saving Time in  1918 . Historically, there were  no uniform rules  for DST from 1945 to 1966. This caused widespread confusion, especially in transport and broadcasting. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 aligned the switch dates across the USA for the first time. Following the 1973 oil embargo, the US Congress extended the DST period to  10 months in 1974  and  8 months in 1975 , in an effort to save energy. After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed DST for about 7 months each year.
New Student Orientation
Monday, March 9th, 6pm -
Middle School

Tuesday, March 10th -
High School

Friday, March 20th
6pm - 8pm

The CMS World Language Department is holding an International Night to celebrate the diverse cultures at Central Magnet.  

There will be "tastes" of food for purchase, cultural music and a folk dance that everyone can participate in.
Tickets for food will cost $1 ea or 12 for $10. The Folk Dance is $5. All tickets can be purchased at the door.

So we can make sure we have enough food please RSVP if you plan to attend.
If you would like to make a dish to showcase your heritage and help the event, please click the sign up below.
Volunteers are needed to assist with After Prom ticket sales. This is a great way to help with a short-term project. It doesn't matter what grade your child is in this year. All parents are eligible to help.
Tickets will be sold during C and D lunches during the weeks of March 16 and March 23. The time commitment is 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. If you can help out, please click on this sign up link.
The Central Art Department will be holding an Art Show, Saturday, March 14th from 5:30pn to 6:45pm in College Corner at the school.

Come and see what the students have accoplished!
"Our Future's so Bright -
We Gotta Wear Shades"

Each year a small group of dedicated parents organize the After Prom Party for your Juniors and Seniors.


Sponsorship is needed to make this the best After Prom Party for our students. The money raised through sponsorships goes to purchase gifts that are given away to the students throughout the party. Last year we raised $4,000. Our goal this year is $5,000.

CMAP is held at the MTSU Rec Center on April 18th from 11:30pm - 4:00am. It is a fun and safe event for students to attend after Prom. Tickets will go on sale March 16th.

If you would like to sponsor After Prom please click here for the form.
The yearly Band Concerts will be held at 7:00pm on:

Monday, March 16th - Beginning Band

Tuesday, March 17th - Middle School Band

Thursday, March 19th - High School Band
Schools Out
Thursday, March 12th - Early Dismissal, school out at 11:15am

March 30 - April 3rd - Spring Break
The Pet Book Fair starts March 23rd!

There will be books from Books-A-Million, Pet themed food and drinks and stuffed pets for sale with proceeds going to PAWS of Rutherford County.

You will be able to:
Design your own dog tags and pet bow ties.
Take pictures in the photo booth.
Play pet themed games.
and much more!
The CMS PTO is accepting nominations for the Board for the 2020 - 2021 School year.

If you are interested in serving on one of the Board positions please email Melissa Dodd at doddme@rcschools.net. She will add your name to the nomination list. The election will be held in April.

Deadline for nominations is April 17th.

Following is a description of the officers of the PTO Board:

President - The president shall set the agenda and preside over meetings of the organization and executive board, serve as the primary contact for the principal, represent the organization at meetings outside the organization, serve as an ex officio member of all committees, and coordinate the work of all the officers and committees so that the purpose of the organization is served. The president shall also be authorized to co-sign all checks. . Vice President - The vice president shall assist the president and carry out the president’s duties in his/her absence or inability to serve. Coordinate standing committee work for PTO.
Treasurer - The treasurer shall receive all funds of the organization, keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures and pay out funds in accordance with the approval of the executive board and present financial statements at every meeting.
Corresponding Secretary - The corresponding secretary shall coordinate correspondence to and from the PTO, such as thank you letters, maintain website, emails, publicity, and has the responsibility for safekeeping all of the correspondences of the PTO.
Recording Secretary - The recording secretary shall record the minutes at every meeting, including Regular, Special and Executive Board meetings of the PTO. Volunteer Coordinator/Co-Coordinator - The volunteer coordinator/co-coordinator shall organize the master volunteer list and coordinate volunteers for PTO events. Including teacher luncheons, Open House, meal events, graduations, etc.
Fundraising Coordinator/Co-Coordinator - The fundraising coordinator/Co-Coordinator shall coordinate all PTO fundraising events, set fundraising goals and apply for grants. 
8th Grade Formal
Preparations for the 8th Grade Formal are under way! Mark your calendars and buy your tickets now!!!
May 21, 2020 - 7:00-10:00pm
Legacy Farms Historic Manor
8061 Murfreesboro Rd., Lebanon

Tickets available for sale now via Venmo only. Cash/check sales will open on April 20th.
Please like our Facebook page for updates on parent volunteer opportunities, photo schedules, arrival procedures, etc.